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Pope S. Yamada

Phelan Tucker Law Iowa Team Pope Yamada

Pope S. Yamada


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Erin Brown, Legal Assistant

Dawn Borrall, Paralegal

Michelle Hand, Nurse Paralegal

Pope grew up in Iowa City and, after attending college at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and working in the technology industry in San Francisco, California, returned to Iowa to pursue a career in law. After graduating with his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2003, he started his legal practice at Phelan Tucker Law Offices, where he continues his successful litigation practice. He primarily practices in the field of medical malpractice defense, health care law and represents the interests of healthcare professionals. He is admitted to practice in the State of Iowa and is a member of the Johnson County Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, Iowa Defense Counsel Association, DRI and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys.

Pope lives in Iowa City with his wife and two children. He is actively involved in the Iowa City community having served on multiple local boards including the Riverside Theater Board, Midwest One Advisory Board, the University of Iowa Art Museum Membership Council and Willowwind School. He also enjoys volunteering his time at the Senior Citizen Center and other local non-profit organizations.

Date and Place of Admission to State Bar and Federal Courts

  • 2003, Iowa
  • 2003, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
  • 2003, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa

Education (Undergrad, law school, etc)

  • B.A.,Wesleyan University, 1996 (with honors)
  • J.D., University of Iowa, 2003

Memberships in Bar and Professional Associations

  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association
  • DRI

Memberships in Community Associations

  • Willowwind School Board of Trustees, 2018-2021
  • University of Iowa Art Museum
    • Past Member’s Council, 2011-2015
  • MidWestOne Bank
    • Past Advisory Board Member, 2008-2012
  • Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Community Leadership Program, 2003-2004
  • Riverside Theatre
    • Past Board Member, 2004-2010